Bigger Fish to Fry: Politics and the Priority of Disciplemaking
Jesus’s mission is bigger than next Tuesday’s election. Way bigger.
The Great Commission summons to make disciples — both reaching out for more quantity and going deep for more quality — should relativize the stock Jesus’s followers put in any political endeavor. Christians shouldn’t be dead-set on winning elections, but on making disciples. We put our best eggs in the disciplemaking basket, not the ballot box. We expect defeat in the short run (Revelation 13:7), but triumph in the long haul (Revelation 21:4). Lose the election, win the world.
The Christian's trust is not in politics. Our hope for the future isn’t in the incumbent or the challenger, but in the God-man who promises that he will build his church (Matthew 16:18) and that his gospel will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations (Matthew 24:14). And his final instructions before taking to the…